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  1. Congrats on your new site! I’m going to dig around now. I look forward to learning some helpful tips. I need knowledge on more coding and better understanding SEO aspects of my blog.

    • Worry not, if you want to learn about code I will do my best to teach you as much as possible! Choosing code over plugins can be daunting, but it definitely can speed up your site significantly. SEO will be added to my list of future topics just for you. 🙂

  2. this is the 1st time I’m visiting here. I really need this. I am currently on Blogger and have been wanting to switch to wordpress for a very long time, but I’ve been nervous about losing photos, etc. from previous posts. I am not super teccchie. My site is self hosted so I just need the technical aspects of switching to wordpress. Also, some bloggers I know who have switched said they noticed their stats go down when they switch. I would love expert advice and guidance.

    • That’s really great feedback Mireille, I’ve heard some nervousness between Blogger and WordPress and learning new systems. I would love to help you make the switch and I’ll look into getting information out in February to assist everyone in being more knowledgable about the changes between the systems and how to cope with them!

  3. Thank you for this great giveaway!. I have a free WordPress account. I have been wanting to switch to self hosted WP. I am very much confused as to how to do it. I am afraid of losing my followers and my posts. I don’t even know how to backup everything because it’s not self hosted. Anyways, I would love to know more technical aspects because I don’t have any idea now!

      • Thank you that’s amazing!. If you could cover how we can migrate carrying our followers and posts with us, that would be great. Also, what kind of domain to buy, which hosting service to use, the difference with WordPress.org etc. i personally want a site with a .com extension not anything else. Anyways, thank you for your reply!. I look forward to your posts!

    • Definitely, other services can be easier to start immediately but WordPress is strong for the long haul. Would an explanation of the different options of the WordPress dashboard be what you’re looking for?

    • Code is my favorite Heather, I’m going to do my best to make everyone feel at least a *little* more comfortable with it! And I’m so so glad you appreciated the FTP article. It’s more for designers than bloggers – bloggers don’t want to have to worry about FTP (and they shouldn’t have to!) but it’s a good reference for those times you need to delve into it just a little (or at least hand it over to a designer so they can do the boring work of worrying about it). 🙂

    • That’s an interesting question Amy – a number of factors could be affecting the quality of your images. I’ll get in contact with you later and see if we can pinpoint what’s going on!

    • Sarah, that’s a pretty common goal right now, especially with so many mobile screen sizes. It’s done with CSS media queries where you change how your elements appear based on a minimum and/or maximum screen resolution. I’ll see if I can fit something more informative into February’s posts. 🙂

  4. I’d like to make my blog look more professional looking with featured posts at the top, a more polished design, and I need to create a grab button.

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